Banking on Social Change: Seeking Financial Solutions for All


Changemakers and Citi are proud to announce the three winners for the "Banking on Social Change" competition. The three winners will each receive US $5000.

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Competition Winners: The top three entries will win US $5,000 each. After the judges select the 10-15 finalists from the entire competition, the Changemakers online community will vote for 3 winners from among the finalists. Early Entry Prize: The best entry submitted by 6:00 p.m. EST, August 15th will win a camcorder and digital camera (Equal value of US $1000). Being an Early Entry Prize winner does not preclude you from winning the competition in any way, or guarantee finalist status—all entries will be equally evaluated per the Changemakers criteria at the completion of the entry period.
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Wireless Souls


Wireless Souls is a not-for-profit organization which aims to pioneer, strategize, adopt and create a sustainable telecom environment by promoting innovation and using the latest and most sustainable mobile technology we strive to reach out to the farthest communities across the globe.


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

GreenLoo provides a public health service: it is a portable dry toilet that targets rural areas that suffer from the lack of sanitation. It also uses the human waste (urine and feces) and transforms it into a fertilizer throughout a simple process.



SignZone aims to provide on-site sign language interpreting service for the deaf and hard of hearing in order to support them to manage their daily lives independently. With a mobile application, the project will create sign language available / deaf-friendly zones through a call center.

Endemic Solutions

for profit

To begin, my company is geared toward a dual social enterprise. My goal is to build a quality company focused on the needs of the impoverished, underdeveloped, and undeveloped geographical areas through innovative products that will prevent the spread of infectious disease.


nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector

Kayakalp is an endeavour to revive puppetry which aims to empower 14 traditional puppeteers from the Katputli Colony of Shadipur, New Delhi. It seeks to modernise their art form and use the medium of of puppetry to spread social and environmental messages as well as supplement their earnings.


for profit

Feminine hygiene is still a taboo with extremely poor scenario across the world.Toxicity and non-biodegradability of commercial pads is major discomfort.Our mission is to revolutionize and adaptation of healthy-ecofriendly way of feminine hygiene maintenance in India as well as across the globe.